Hall sparks run, Mercer tops Lipscomb 71-65 - WSMV Channel 4

Hall sparks run, Mercer tops Lipscomb 71-65

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Travis Smith scored 22 points and Langston Hall sparked the definitive second-half run to propel Mercer to a 71-65 win over Lipscomb in Atlantic Sun Conference play.

Jakob Gollon added 11 and Bud Thomas pulled down 10 rebounds. Smith was 5 of 10 from the field and Hall hit 4 of 9 shots. The duo combined to go 17 of 19 from the free-throw line.

After Lipscomb's Malcolm Smith made a layup to draw the game to its fourth tie, 27-27, Hall converted two free throws that sparked a 16-5 run for the Bears.

Hall had eight points during the run and Smith added a 3-pointer.

Mercer (13-9, 6-3) shot 34.8% (8 of 23) in the first half but hit 11 of 16 after intermission en route to its third win in four games.

Deonte Alexander's 20 points led Lipscomb (8-12, 3-6), which made 9 of 31 second-half shots.

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